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Great savings all around Seattle this month, whether you are ready to sign your kids up for classes or camps, need to order holiday cards or shoot your holiday photos (you can choose one of our fab professional photographers or  attend a workshop to learn to do it yourself). Even dentists are getting in on the deals, with a free Sonicare toothbrush giveaway.

PS – With Halloween right around the corner, don’t miss two fabulous kids events at Bellevue Art Museum and KidsQuest Children’s Museum.

Stationery & Holiday Cards
The Early Birds Save 10% on Lobird® Stationery!

Autumn Colors Family Special with Anita Nowacka Photography
Special offer from Asgari Photography
Want to take better photos of your kids? Clare Marie Photography can help
Shades of Gray Photography – Scouting for Locations in Seattle!

Playtime, Birthday Parties and Events
Bellevue Arts Museum presents Free Family Day: Día de los Muertos
Halloween Spooktacular @ KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Kids Play While You’re Away! Buy 3 Hours, Get the 4th Hour FREE at the Nest!
Come celebrate your next birthday at Whirlwinds!

School and Classes
Free Fall Karate Introductory Course at AMA!
Save the Date: The Evergreen School Speaker Series, November 11
Giddens School – offering a balanced approach to learning
Musikgarten helps your child succeed in school
Attention All Parents With Kids 2.5-6yrs Old! Schedule a Tour at Redmond Preschools & Receive $100 Off Registration Fee!!
UCDS Admission Tour Dates!

FREE Sonicare for Kids toothbrush at Dr. Dallman and Dr. Yea Pediatric Dentistry

Parenting Resources
Volunteers Needed for PEPS Groups in your Neighborhood!

Stationery & Holiday Cards

The Early Birds Save 10% on Lobird® Stationery!
Perfect for your holiday greetings and gift giving. Lobird® stationery, described by People Magazine’s Celebrity Baby Blog as “Jaw dropping gorgeous” offers a beautiful selection of holiday photo cards, invitations, gift tags, note cards, calendars and more. Enter the code “redtri01” at checkout to receive 10% off all purchases made from October 1 through October 7, 2010.
Be an early bird!
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Autumn Colors Family Special with Anita Nowacka Photography
Anita Nowacka will photograph your family in the stunning Seattle Arboretum while the colorful Autumn unfolds. Take advantage of the fall special price of $385 for a Family Photo Session (regularly $450- discount ends Dec. 1).  Price includes: 90 minute natural light photography session,  Disc of 50 high resolution images, 1 custom print 8 x 10.  See you and the kids in the Arboretum or any other Park that you love!
Anita Nowacka Photography
Autumn Photography with Anita!

Special offer from Asgari Photography
Picture: New shoes and clothes; Fall leaves; golden afternoon light and the company of your loved ones at your favorite beach, neighborhood park or own backyard. Take advantage of this beautiful backdrop for a family photo session just in time for those holiday cards. We are offering a special photo package through October. For $300 (regularly $450) this package includes: 1) a two-hour on-location family photo session and; 2) a disc of 40 or more artistically edited high-resolution images.  Appointments are available throughout October. Call or email to reserve your experience today.
Asgari Photography

Want to take better photos of your kids? Clare Marie Photography can help.
Come to the Photographing Kids workshop with Clare Barboza on October 9th! There will be live models to practice on and plenty of time to address your individual questions and challenges. A digital SLR is preferred and basic knowledge of your camera is required. Workshops are around 5 hours and are held in Clare’s studio in the SoDo district of Seattle.  Mention this ad and receive $30 off the regular price of $250. Email for more information or to register.
Clare Marie Photography

Shades of Gray Photography – Scouting for Locations in Seattle!
Know a great setting for kid’s photography? Laura Lowery, Shades of Gray Photography, is hunting for new places, off-the-beaten path, where she can capture her lively little subjects. Maybe you have a gorgeous rustic farmhouse with peeling paint, an inspiring overgrown grassy field, a brick wall begging to be a backdrop, or a secret spot with beautiful soft light. Laura is giving away a child’s portrait session to the Red-Tri reader who offers the best new location idea. Email your suggestion (w/ contact info, address and directions) today to: laura@shadesofgrayphotography.com.
Shades of Gray Photography

Playtime, Birthday Parties and Events

Bellevue Arts Museum presents Free Family Day: Día de los Muertos
Come partake in the Mexican festival Día de los Muertos at Bellevue Arts Museum on Saturday, October 30 from 1 – 4 pm. Enjoy entertainment, arts and crafts for kids and explore an exciting cultural celebration. FREE.
Bellevue Arts Museum

Halloween Spooktacular @ KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Thursday, October 28, 5-8pm
Don your wildest, craziest or cutest costume for some hauntingly hands-on fun. Experiment with science at the Spooky, Kooky Laboratory, cruise to the cake walk, play games and leave with loads of ghoulish goodies. The whole family is sure to have a SPOOKTACULAR time!
Tickets on sale now! $5/member, $7/non-member and pre-registration encouraged. Great for all ages. Click here for tickets and info.
KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Inside Factoria Mall, Bellevue

Kids Play While You’re Away! Buy 3 Hours, Get the 4th Hour FREE at the Nest!
Whether it’s attending an appointment, working, or running errands…bringing kids along can be difficult, if not impossible. The Nest is a drop off play & learning center that provides a safe place to leave your children while you attend to life’s demands or simply enjoy life’s pleasures. We offer a social and creative environment where children ages 2 to 6 can play and learn up to four hours a day. To learn more, visit us at thenestkids.com. Be sure to check out our popular Preschool Enrichment Classes, as well as our fun and affordable party packages!
The Nest in Woodinville
Play & Learning Center

Come celebrate your next birthday at Whirlwinds!
Thinking about where to host your child’s next birthday party? Our huge indoor play space with high ceilings, colorful décor and countless toys make Whirlwinds the perfect place to celebrate! Choose from two convenient Seattle locations and one of our three fabulous party packages. Bring your closest pals and let us take care of the clean up! Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays and include 90 minutes of fun, call to reserve today! For more information about our party offerings visit: www.whirlwindskids.com.
Whirlwinds Kids
U-Village 206-729-9463
Mercer Street 206-623-6666

Schools and Classes

Free Fall Karate Introductory Course at AMA!
At Alpha Martial Arts your child will learn how to improve their focus and self control becoming better listeners in the classroom. They will become more responsible and gain self discipline to complete homework assignments and remember their school gear. These life skills (and many more) are integrated with our exciting martial arts curriculum (that kids love) into every Karate class at AMA. Red Tricycle readers can receive a Free Introductory Course ($49.99 value) which includes a private lesson, 2 weeks of group classes and a uniform! Call or visit us online for more info.
Alpha Martial Arts

Save the Date: The Evergreen School Speaker Series, November 11
The Evergreen School Speaker Series continues Thursday, November 11 with professor Kurt Fischer speaking on the topic “Mind, Brain and Education: Building Usable Knowledge for the Classroom.” The lecture will take place at the University of Washington in Kane Hall at 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the public; all educators and parents are encouraged to attend.
Cost: Free
The Evergreen School

Giddens School – offering a balanced approach to learning
Each child at Giddens School is valued for his or her unique character. Students are supported and validated as they pursue their educational paths and together they grow to recognize and support one another on this journey. Giddens School offers a balanced approach to learning. There is equal emphasis on academic, social and emotional development. Children act as leaders in their community and agents of their own learning – experiences that prepare them to become leaders in their communities.  Please come visit us during one of our two All-School Open House dates: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 8, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Giddens School
Central District of Seattle

Musikgarten helps your child succeed in school
Musikgarten classes nurture social skills like taking turns, help your child develop motor planning skills, and teach your child to listen and focus. A parent, the child’s first teacher, participates with the child in most of the age groups. Come and discover what a growing experience Musikgarten classes can provide for your child. Ages newborn infant through 9 years. **Mention “Red Tricycle” to save $10 on tuition!**
Find a Musikgarten location at

Attention All Parents With Kids 2.5-6yrs Old! Schedule a Tour & Receive $100 Off Registration Fee!!
Is your child ready for preschool? Well before you make a final decision, make sure to check out the Eastside’s newest preschools’ INCREDIBLE program and take advantage of their special offer for $100 off the Registration Fee!  The Orchard and Pea Patch Preschools foster the growth of children through small classes, a free-form environment and a natural setting at their shared, garden-like campus located on over an acre of land.  In addition to the 5 day program, they now have a Flex Care Program available: offering 2 & 3 day part-time options! Year-Round Enrollment & Potty Training Not Required! Call 425-765-8091 in October and mention “Red Tricycle” to schedule your free playdate/personal tour and receive $100 off the registration fee.
Only minutes from Microsoft!
Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland

UCDS Admission Tour Dates!
Tour now for the 2011-12 school year. See our innovative, rigorous, individualized curriculum in action. Meet students, teachers and administrators. Visit our admission page for tour dates and details.
UCDS – Ask for Tami Milles


FREE Sonicare for Kids toothbrush at Dr. Dallman and Dr. Yea Pediatric Dentistry
Time to make visit to the dentist? Dr. Dallman and Dr. Yea, make each visit (at every age) comfortable for all involved. Because both doctors are parents, as well as specially-trained Pediatric Dentists, they have all the tools (and some tricks) needed to help you and your child succeed at dental health. Each aspect of the visit is personable & child-friendly from the toy-stocked waiting areas to their friendly “chair side” manner. Each visit ends with personalized prize bag, a balloon, and a smile. *New Families who mention “Red Tricycle” when booking their first appointment, will receive a brand-new, recently-launched Sonicare for Kids toothbrush.
Dr. Dallman & Dr. Yea Pediatric Dentistry

Parenting Resources

Volunteers Needed for PEPS Groups in your Neighborhood!
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) relies on volunteers to facilitate 12-week peer support groups for new parents in King and Snohomish Counties. You too can put your love of families and babies to work as a PEPS Group leader. We provide training that helps our leaders create an informal, positive, and accepting atmosphere in their Groups. As a volunteer, you choose the day and time that your group meets. Find out more by checking out the FAQs at our website – we’d love your help in enabling parents to connect and share through their PEPS Groups!
Cate Palmer, Volunteer Manager

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